Stunning ‘Everything’ poem by Irish poet Stephen James Smith reflects on science and climate action for Science Week 2019
12th November 2019: To celebrate Science Week 2019, Science foundation Ireland have partnered with renowned Irish poet and playwright Stephen James Smith to create Everything, a reflection on climate action, science and public perceptions of both in the spoken word.
Everything aims to view science and climate action from a different perspective with thought provoking comparisons of the positive and negative impacts scientific discoveries have had on our lives.
Speaking about the partnership poet Stephen James Smith said: “There’s an increasing appreciation for the role art and STEAM can play in helping people understand science. Climate change is the biggest challenge our generation faces and yet for many people, climate action does not relate to their lives. Everything aims to make science and climate change more personal and relatable for people and I am honoured to have worked with Science Foundation Ireland to create it and I hope people enjoy it.”
Science Week 2019 which runs from 10-17 November aims to bring science and climate action to the fore of the public’s minds through fun, engaging and interactive events and on social media including Stephen’s poem.